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By Ryo Miyauchi · 23 July 2014
Nostalgic at its core, the debut album from Alvvays breathes life into the moments of singer Molly Rankin's past with storied lyrics and thoughtful vocals.
By Ian Cory · 22 July 2014
With Never Hungover Again, Joyce Manor’s conciseness isn’t noteworthy because it’s unique, but because it’s effective.
By Susan Kemp · 21 July 2014
The irony with Bleachers' debut album, Strange Desire, is that after the fourth track “I Wanna Get Better”, the album just keeps getting worse and worse.
By Brian Peterson · 18 July 2014
Despite virtuoso electronic production and some genuinely stunning moments, The Acid's Liminal never quite achieves the buoyancy of its forebears.
By Susan Kemp · 16 July 2014
Post-punk revivalists The Futureheads released their 2004 self-titled album to a UK music scene that was ready for something artsy, less choreographed, and, well, weird.
By Hannah Thacker · 11 July 2014
Consistently pushing the boundaries of society, King avriel takes on the music world in "180" from her forthcoming album Thesis.
By Ray Finlayson · 11 July 2014
There are tiny gems of potential in The Mercy Beat's self-titled EP, but the band will have their work cut out for them translating this sound into a larger format without sounding tedious.
By Rory McCluckie · 10 July 2014
Model of You just seems like a wrong turn, and for the foreseeable future at least, Cloud Boat's sophomore effort is a model of nothing but an awkward and underwhelming album.
By Ryo Miyauchi · 09 July 2014
Blueberry Boat by The Fiery Furnaces serves more as a curiosity of its time than a signifier of any sea change a decade later after its release.
By Susan Kemp · 09 July 2014
Braid's lyrics may sting with nostalgia and regret, but there’s a lightness to No Coast that makes the songs feel completely appropriate for an early summer release.
By Ian Cory · 07 July 2014
As a reinterpretation of Celestial Lineage, Wolves In The Throne Room's latest release, Celestite, reveals little that fans of the original album wouldn’t have been aware of in the first place and occasionally veers so far away that connecting the two records becomes more of a stretch than it's worth.
By Ray Finlayson · 07 July 2014
The Shilohs' self-titled album, The Shilohs, plays it safe – offering listeners nothing more than an inoffensive, harmless listening experience.
By Susan Kemp · 04 July 2014
Bad Suns prove throughout Language & Perspective that they can write a really good hook, the magic is going to come when they figure out how to transform those finer moments into entire songs.
By Barnabas Abraham · 03 July 2014
Modeselektor return with the latest in their compilation series, Modeselektion Vol. 03, and prove themselves expert curators.
By Travis Block · 02 July 2014
After a six year hiatus, the Beastie Boys returned in 2004 with the 9/11-minded To the 5 Boroughs - resulting in an album that may not be a highlight of the band's discography, but is still worth a spin or two.
By Ryo Miyauchi · 01 July 2014
Beverly, the brainchild of Frankie Rose and Drew Citron, may just be getting started, but their debut album, Careers, shows that they're already ahead of the game.